​​The Role of a Leader 

​Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.

Leaders are committed to being involved with kids' lives -- from supporting them at their sporting events to listening to them talk about what's important to them. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks. Our leaders help kids consider the direction of their lives, and they offer hope for their future.​

Our Leaders

All Young Life staff and volunteer leaders go through a careful screening process that consists of an application, interview(s) and character references. Criminal background checks are completed on all staff and volunteers.

Applicants also complete a background questionnaire in which staff and volunteer leaders must disclose, as permitted by state law, any misconduct.

Young Life is structured so that field staff and volunteer leaders all have trained supervisors. 

The Human Resources department trains new Young Life field staff on maintaining appropriate boundaries in relationships with kids. The Human Resources department also trains area directors on how to screen and train their volunteer leaders.​


Young Life Tucson Central | 3938 E Grant Rd PMB 253 Tucson, AZ 85712-2559

Phone: (520) 323-7595

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